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Sewing a bespoke wedding headpiece

Ordering a bespoke headpiece or piece of jewellery is quite an easy process.  The best way to do it is to book a consultation with us at our studio but we can also design pieces by email or messenger.

Most bespoke orders are discussed with Gail who is the owner and designer at Rock For Frocks.  We sit down together and look at your dress, your hair style, your wedding style and venue.

Sometimes it can be as simple as a colour or size change on an existing piece or it can be a whole new design.

We usually start by trying pieces that we have in the shop to see which piece suits you best and which elements of the pieces that you prefer.  In most cases we can lay out the design with stones and crystals so you can see what it will look like.

Once the design is agreed, we will send you stage photos of it or you are very welcome to call in to see how it is going.  You can at these stages make changes to the design.

All of our bespoke orders will be given guide price at the consultation and to order a 50% deposit is needed.  The balance will be due when it is finished.

A bespoke piece from consultation to fitting

Its not unusual for a bride to bring her dress to a consultation, we can try pieces and colours against it and work together to get the perfect fit.  This bride was having a wedding in Ibiza and wanted a boho look to compliment her beautiful beaded dress.  We created a hand beaded full Cheryl style headpiece and a matching belt appliqué. This look did require a full fitting to get the headpiece to fit perfectly and we sewed on the appliqué to the belt.

Bespoke headpiece and jewellery from the brides family pearls

Our bride came into her consultation with broken family pearls and pearls that she had sourced in a vintage shop.  We worked together to create a double sided hand beaded headpiece and bracelets for herself and the bridesmaids using new pieces from our design combined with the old pearls.

Hand beaded dress straps

Our bride wanted some statement straps to add to her dress for the evening and really loved our Cheryl 10 headpiece so wanted the design based on it.  The straps were made to measure and the beading kept to the same design.  The seamstress who was doing her alterations on the dress fitted them for her.

The National Wedding Show Manchester

Saturday and Sunday

10th and 11th March 2017

Stand A51

 

Come and see us at the National Wedding Show Manchester, at Event city by the Trafford Centre

We are exhibiting with our new collection for 2017

Order with us at the show and you can get 10% off everything you order.

 

 

Some of our new pieces

Come and meet our team where we can discuss your headpiece requirements, bespoke orders and chat over ideas and styling.

Sit at our dressing table and try as many headpieces as you like

I do still have a few complimentary tickets available so contact me on gail@rocksforfrocks.co.uk for your free ticket.

 

How to choose your headpiece

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Choosing your headpiece can sometimes be as stressful as choosing your dress  I have brides who come into the shop really worrying about it, is it too much? is it going to work with the dress? Can I wear a veil?

When you come in, we will make the process painless, easy and most of all fun.

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One of the biggest questions is, I don’t know what to do with my hair.  I work with a lot of wedding hairdressers and they all say the same thing to me, get your headpiece first and then take it to the trial.

Your headpiece is on every photograph, on your video, everyone sees it.  I think your headpiece, hair and make up is a major part of your wedding.  Most of all you, just love the piece you pick and everything else will fall into place.

At our studio, we can look at your dress, what type of hair you have and ask about your wedding and what type of headpiece that you had thought of.  A lot of brides say they have no idea to this question, which is great, we can start with a blank canvas and just work through the options.  We will show you different types of headpieces and show you how to wear them properly.  Most of our pieces have the same design in different options, so it could be a large side headpiece, small side piece, a tiara or a hairvine.  One you start trying them on and we show you how to put them in the hair correctly, you will see how easy it is to start to think of how your hair would go with it.

Of course some brides come in with a definite hairstyle in mind and we can advise what would work with it, make sure that it would stay insecurely and look great from all angles.

How to wear your headpiece

Our hairbands are shaped to fit your head and wrapped in your hair colour so that you don’t see the band.  We show you how to place the headpiece in, usually at a slight angle, this makes the headpiece sit better in your hair and also makes it much more comfortable to wear.  Your wedding day is a long day and you don’t want to be worrying about your headpiece, just have it put in properly and go and enjoy your day.  Hairvines are pinned into place or held with a ribbon and are really easy and comfortable to wear.  Tiaras generally sit in the same place every time, just in front of wherever the volume starts in your hair.

Same hairstyle - different headpieces

Now the tricky question - The Veil

The Veil! Brides do get in a stress about veils.  Headpieces and veils are a match made in bridal heaven.  So many girls think you can only have one or the other, absolutely not!  A veil in general sits somewhere on the back of your head, depending on your hairstyle and veil type.  If you want a low bun and your veil to sit under just make sure you pick a lightweight veil that will go with your dress.  A cathedral veil really has to sit on the crown of your head or just to the back, to allow for the weight and so that it doesn’t pull on your hair.

Your headpiece will usually sit more to the front so the two never meet.  You can also have a headpiece at the back of your head and have the veil go either over it completely so it is just seen through the veil, which is a lovely look, especially as you go up the aisle.  If you want something to go over the veil comb, the rule of thumb is, it has to be wider than the veil.

Wedding fair and accessory demonstration Cranage Hall

Cranage Hall

Sunday 26th February 2017
11.30am – 4pm

We will be exhibiting at this lovely venue in Cheshire together with the fabulous Bridal hair and make up of Cheshire.

On the day we will be having hair and make up demonstrations and Rocks For Frocks will be showing you how to wear different hair accessories, such a great idea, so much more than a normal wedding fair

We will be bringing all of the new 2017 collection for you to try.  We will offer one to one consultations on the day, so bring your dress pics and hair ideas.

At Cranage Estate wedding showcase, you’ll also have the chance to see the function space dressed for the occasion, meet the wedding team and a range of recommended suppliers, and try some food and drink. Entry is free.

Real Bride Sarah

Sarah’s wedding to her fiance Jonathan took place in West Derby and then afterwards at the wonderful Racquets Club in Liverpool.  Sarah had originally chosen the Angelica large pearl headpiece for her ceremony and bespoke long pear drop earrings with pearls, but then decided to keep that headpiece for her evening party.  We then made Sarah an Angelica head chain to match the large piece which she wore for the church and day celebrations.

All photos are from the amazing Love Gets Sweeter, see their blog for more details on their wedding films.  www.lovegetssweeter.co.uk

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A bespoke piece for a special bride

Earlier this year, Ellie our own Rocks For Frocks bride was married to Barry in a beautiful ceremony in Italy.  I was left to design a headpiece after Ellie had picked the shape of it, she was able to have the details that she had liked from previous brides pieces and some new little touches to make it special.

I hand beaded the headpiece with lots of little details, including swarovski opals and delicate beading.  I used freshwater pearls and thousands of miyuki beads all hand sewn onto two pieces of vintage lace combined to make the perfect piece.  It was held in place with little combs, giving her options on the day.
Its quite stressful designing for people who are friends and family, but luckily she seemed to love it.

Beautiful photography from Herve Wedding Photography

 

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The Liverpool Wedding Show

IT’S WEDDING FAIR SEASON

 

 

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Autumn is fast approaching and that means one thing,

Wedding Fairs!

Rocks For Frocks are exhibiting at one of our favourite events, The Liverpool Wedding Show at the Exhibition Centre, Waterfront Liverpool on the 10/11th September.  Pre-register now for your Bride goes free ticket.

Visit us on stand 25 and claim your

10% Discount

on all orders placed at the show

All of the new pieces from the Enchanted Forest Collection will be available to try

Gail and Ellie will be there to discuss your requirements and offer advice and styling guidance.

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Real Bride Cat

A lovely message received last night from our real bride Cat – Hi Gail, I just wanted to send you a couple of our professional pics from our wedding in Feb. Thank you so much! Just LOVED my hair vine-had so many compliments! Thanks again, Cat

 

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Real Bride Sarah

 

Photos from our real bride Sarah’s wedding and a lovely email received from her. Hair by The wonderful Hair by Carol Ellis Thompson.

” Hi Gail,
Just wanted to send you a few of the professional pictures that Andrew Keher (local photographer) took. I also wanted to say a massive thank you for what you made for me and my bridesmaids, they were all lovely and everyone commented on them too!
Hope you will enjoy seeing these photos, I am sending some to Carol Ellis-Thompson too as she did a great job on my hair, thanks for recommending that I stuck with her!
I will recommend your services to all my friends getting married and hope that your business continues to grow, you have something special!
Best Wishes,
Sarah ”

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